Alastair McCorquodale

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Alastair McCorquodale
Alistair McCorquodale in the Olympic Village, London 1948.jpg
Alistair McCorquodale in the Olympic Village, London 1948
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Silver 1948 London 4x100 metre relay

Alastair McCorquodale (5 December 1925 in Hillhead, Glasgow – 27 February 2009 in Grantham[1]) was a Scottish athlete and cricketer.

McCorquodale was educated at Harrow where he opened the bowling for the 1st XI in the 1948 Eton v Harrow match at Lord's. He represented Britain in Athletics at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He was denied a bronze medal in the 100m final by a photo finish, but won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay. He never ran again.

He also represented the Free Foresters, Marylebone Cricket Club in 1948 and Middlesex in three matches in 1951, as a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He toured Canada with MCC in 1951-52. He was the seventh oldest living Middlesex first-class cricketer prior to his death.

He married Rosemary Turnor, a daughter of Major Herbert Broke Turnor and his wife Lady Enid Fane, (a daughter of the 13th Earl of Westmorland). They had a daughter Sally (who married Geoffrey van Cutsem, son of Bernard and brother of Hugh van Cutsem, in 1969) and a son Neil (who married Lady Sarah Spencer, sister of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1980).

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  1. ^ Matthews, Peter & Watman, Mel eds. Athletics International Vol 17, No6 – 3 March 2009

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